Welcome to SOAR’s 2017/18 social accounts

We would like to begin by expressing our thanks and
appreciation for all of our hardworking, enthusiastic, and committed staff
members and volunteers.

From a financial perspective it has been a solid
year, generating a surplus. At the time of going to print SOAR Works enterprise
centre is 100% full. Who said that you could not make an enterprise centre work
in the heart of Parson Cross?

Exciting new youth workshop explores spoken word and poetry

Library is hosting a new spoken work and poetry workshop, with the first of the
weekly free sessions due to take place next Saturday, February 2.

Organised by the
Nyara Creative Collective with support from Hive South Yorkshire and Burngreave
Library, these events will be relaxed and fun session for young people aged
12-15 from Burngreave and nearby areas of Sheffield.

SOAR seeking Cancer Champions

SOAR is looking for people who want to become Cancer Champions in our community!

Our Cancer Champions would help people in our community to have a better awareness and understanding of how to identify the symptoms of breast, lung, bowel, prostate and cervical cancer.

They would promote the important of being cancer safe by encouraging people to attend screening through their GPs as soon as they discover any unusual lumps or changes to their bodies.

UPDATE: SOAR’s Emotional Wellbeing Advocacy Project

SOAR’s Emotional Wellbeing Advocacy project has been doing some great work over the last few months. EWA Worker Trudi gives us an update.

The EWA project provides ongoing support to patients with common mild to moderate mental health problems, who are experiencing social disadvantage and struggling to access other opportunities to improve their condition. Patients are regularly referred from Shiregreen, Page Hall and Burngreave surgeries to receive support.

SOAR Works Tenant Profile: Fosse Healthcare

Fosse Healthcare are a well-established healthcare provider based mainly in the Midlands, but they opened their Sheffield branch at SOAR Works just one year ago.

They provide home care to help enable people to stay living in their own homes.

Although they are still relatively a small branch in an ever growing industry, they feel that they make a big difference to each and every person they visit.

Cooking for Health course a big success!

SOAR Health Trainers recently delivered a Cooking for Health course, and it was so successful they are planning another one for early 2019!

Julie Moore and Bev Cross teamed up to deliver the seven-week course at Longley 4G every Tuesday morning, which combined really useful cooking skills with information about budgeting and healthy ingredients and cooking.

Golden Oldies Singalong in Wincobank

Everyone loves a singalong, right?!

Wincobank Village Hall on Newman Road is holding monthly golden oldies singalong sessions.

Even if your memory’s not too good, there’s bound to be some songs you’ll remember! There’s a live singer and music to dance to.

The Thursday afternoon events run from 2-4pm on January 24, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16 and June 13.

SOAR’s Advocacy Aunt Column:

Dear Health Trainer,

I am feeling really fed up with myself, I have no motivation and sit in front of the TV watching the same programme every day.  I feel depressed and can’t be bothered to make an effort with anything at the moment. I am putting on weight, I don’t have a job, so don’t have much money.

Please could you help me?

Together Youth Fir Vale

A new weekly youth group has been set up in Fir Vale, and promises a range of activities, events and discussions designed to help young people from our communities.

Organised by Fir Vale Community Hub and supported by Unwrapped (equality and cross culture), the Monday night events run from 5-7pm at the Fir Vale Community Hub at 127 Page Hall Road.

Come along and enjoy safe activities for everyone on the common ground. Youth Concerts and film nights, discussion groups on issues that might affect you such as knife crime, drugs, exploitation, anti-social behaviour and more.